I spent my last "official" weekend out in Kismet this past weekend. I was actually happy that the house was quieter than usual -- a perfect pace to wind down and truly enjoy every ray of sun, each grain of sand, and the welcoming waves mellowed by the presence of the full moon. I couldn't have asked for a better conclusion to a great summer. I won't even get into the food, except to say that the fried turkey and deep fried oreos were even better this time around than they were Memorial Day weekend (having the proper equipment helps). I didn't take many pictures, and certainly couldn't capture the gorgeous red moon that was so huge and perfectly illuminated that it looked like part of a stage set, but a few pictures are up on flickr for your enjoyment.
I'm now starting to gear up for fall -- shopping for warmer clothes, welcoming the incoming class of associates at work, and generally feeling like I should go out and buy school supplies, even though I totally don't need them. As I mentioned, I truly want to slow down a bit this fall and take more time for myself, as I feel somewhat overloaded, but this week is already lining up to be a doozy. My one mandatory staying-in night was just displaced by the Katrina benefit concert, and then I'm booked solid with social engagements for the rest of the week. I'm looking forward to all of them, but between work, writing, and my social calendar, there is no real down time. That said, I'm off to read some Harry Potter and go to sleep so I can get an early start in the morning.
PS -- for those of you who haven't been getting your email updates, I think it's fixed now. Bloglet never tells me when there's a problem . . .